1912 Boston Red Sox Team
Here’s a great image of the eventual “World Champion” Red Sox (after defeating the N.Y. Giants in the Series). Interestingly, this image was snapped within a second of a picture that’s at the Library of Congress, see here: “Boston Red Sox team photo at 1912 World Series ” (LC-B2- 2450-13)
1912 Boston Red Sox Team
1907 Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Team
Yes, there was a Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team too…they played in the old Eastern League. Quite a bit of major league level talent on this team, including future Boston Red Sox player/manager Bill Carrigan who led the 1915-16 BoSox to consecutive World Series Championships.
1905 New York Giants Team
World Series Champions - Formal Wear Pose
This would be the 1st World Series Championship Team for the Giants franchise (1903-onward). Mgr. John McGraw is sitting in the front row (center) and pitching great Christy Mathewson is standing in the back row (3rd from right).
1917 Chicago White Sox Team
World Series Champions of 1917
Here they are in all their glory…before the “Black Sox” scandal of 1919. In this rare photo, Shoeless Joe Jackson is laying down in the front row, 2nd from left.
1926 New York Yankees Team
American League Champions for 1926
From the October 28th, 1926 edition of The Sporting News. One of my favorite Yankees team pics, they look mostly happy and loose (even if they’d go on to lose the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.) Great jackets though!
1912 Boston Red Sox Team - World Champions
Here’s a very rare picture of the ‘12 Red Sox, looking spiffy…fresh from their victory in the 1912 World Series. The older gentleman in the front row (4th from left) is none other than Boston Mayor John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, the grandfather of future President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
1929-30 Philadelphia A’s Team Composite
Here’s a huge new composite of the 1929-30 A’s. Oddly the poster calls them the “American League Champions” (which is true). You’d think they’d rather mention that they were the “World Champions” because of their winning the 1929 & 1930 World Series.
Babe Ruth Welcomes The Crow (ca.1932)
Ruth Family Apartment - Riverside Drive, NYC
Here is Babe welcoming new Yankees shortstop Frank “Crow” Crosetti to his New York City apartment. It offers another peak into the massive collection of photos that were housed there. There wasn’t a specific date attached to the original photo, but Crosetti played with the team starting in 1932. So I’m guessing that either Babe is welcoming him to the team or this could have occurred during/after the 1932 World Series.
Uncle Robbie & The Babe - 1920’s
That’s Hall Of Famer Wilbert Robinson and The Babe posing together. Judging from the uniform on the player in the dugout, this pic looks like it might have been taken during the World Series (1921, ‘22 or ‘23) vs. the New York Giants. It should be noted that Uncle Robbie managed the Robins (Dodgers) in the 1916 World Series against Babe and the Boston Red Sox, won by the Red Sox 5 games.
1930’s Granger Tobacco Ad - Johnny Mize
Hard to pin down an exact year for this colorful ad, but eventual Hall Of Famer Johnny Mize played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1936-41. He was traded to the New York Giants in 1942 and then spent all of 1943-45 in active military service during WWII. He finished off his career by winning 5 straight World Series Championships with the New York Yankees (1949-53).